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White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield tested positive COVID-19.
In a series of tweets, Bedingfield claimed to have discovered his positive results on Friday morning.
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“This morning I tested positive for COVID-19. I last saw the president on Wednesday at a social remote meeting wearing an N-95 mask and it’s not considered close contact as defined by the CDC,” she said. he wrote.
Bedingfield said “thank you for being fully vaccinated and enhanced “has only mild symptoms.
“In line with the White House’s COVID-19 protocols, I will work from home and plan to return to work in person at the end of a five-day isolation period and a negative test,” he said.
White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield answers a question during a press conference at the White House in Washington, USA on March 29, 2022.
(REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque)
Bedingfield’s announcement comes later Vice President Kamala Harris positive result for the virus earlier in the week.
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The Vice President’s Press Secretary, Kirsten Allen, She said neither President Biden nor has first lady Jill Biden been considered a “close contact” of Harris in recent days.
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the Tribal Nations Summit in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in Washington.
(Photo AP / Patrick Semansky)
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines someone in “close contact” as someone who is less than six feet away for at least 15 minutes.